This is why I am adding multi-piece rods to my arsenol. I used to travel with the "bazooka" full of rods as checked (pre9-11) with naturally no problems.
well there was this time back in the 70s, I got to Key West for a week of fishing and my tackle boxes and reels had been routed to Denver. Somehow they had it all there at O:dark thirty the next morning though. I never missed a minute of fishing. Anyway I'm leaving for Cancun on the 30th with 4 takedowns in one of Cabela's Stowaway travel cases with the built in takedown tubes. I carried my reels and flies last year and they were very accomodating but it was a hastle for me so this trip its all going checked.
Good luck with your fishing in Florida.